Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight

Shannon Welles and the Movement to Save The Showbox

Black and white portrait photo of Shannon Welles, MFA'19

As a longtime employee of The Showbox, one of Seattle's downtown music venues, Shannon Welles, MFA '19, found herself at the table with political representatives, fellow employees, community leaders, and musicians to organize the preservation of the historic building. With connections and resources made available through the MFA in Arts Leadership program, Shannon formed Friends of the Showbox as an informational and inspiring tool for community members to take action.

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